During our Great Teddy Bear Run event, we recognize a participant with the Rider in Spirit award in memory of Jeff Bartley. The purpose of this award is to recognize a person who exemplifies a spirit of community service in helping the children in our area. We want to congratulate the 2020 recipient, Dawn Westphalen.
Dawn is the Secretary and a Child Liason of the Guardians of the Children organization. The mission of the Guardians of the Children (GOC) is to recognize and react to child abuse and educate the public to do the same; to serve as advocates to provide strength and stability to families in crisis; and be an answer to the prayer of an abused child or teen for courage, support and protection. Dawn had multiple nominations for this award, with people saying she is passionate about helping kids, she motivates others to help kids, and she worked very hard at getting the GOC chapter for Bowling Green started. Thank you, Dawn, for your efforts to protect children and educate others to do the same!